Oxidative benzoin reactions

J. Castells, F. Pujol, H. Llitjós, M. Moreno-Mañas

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Abstract

A one-pot synthesis (yields over 50%) of methyl and ethyl esters from aldehydes (and the corresponding alcohol), using aromatic nitrocompounds as oxidizing agents under the catalytic action of cyanide ion or of a conjugate base of a thiazolium ion, is described. A variety of by-products (α-hydroxybenzylidenaniline) (16), α-methoxybenzylidenaniline (21), α-cyanobenzylidenaniline (27), N1-hydroxy-N1,N2-diphenylbenzamidine (28), and others) have been identified. © 1982.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-346
JournalTetrahedron
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1982

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